# Web interface

After adding documents to your MeiliSearch, it is possible to try out the search engine with the integrated web interface. This only works in a development environment.

The web interface is served on the address and port specified in the command line argument --listen. If not specified, the default address and port is used.

WARNING

Since the production environment requires an API-key for searching, the web interface is only available in development mode.

# Example

By default the web server can be reached on http://127.0.0.1:7700.

Let's add some movies.

Let's go to http://127.0.0.1:7700 in our browser.